Jasper T. Starcher, 83, of Parkersburg, formerly of Calhoun

Jasper T. Starcher, 83, of Parkersburg passed away Dec. 9, 2003, at the Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital. He was born in Calhoun County, a son of the late Harley "Pete" and Ruth Duskey Starcher. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, had worked as a electrician at the American Viscose and Kaiser Aluminum plants and was an avid hunter and fisherman.

Jasper is survived by his wife, Ellen Hughes Starcher; three brothers, Golden B. Starcher of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, Charles Starcher of Grantsville and Robert Wayne Starcher of Parkersburg; three sisters, Freda McCune of Barberton, Ohio, Fae Kerby of Mount Zion, W.Va., and Joyce Bouvier of Arizona; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; his stepmother, Dorothy Starcher; and two brothers, William and Buster Starcher.

Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at the Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home of south Parkersburg, with the Pastor Tom Deane officiating. Entombment will follow in the Sunset Memorial Gardens Mausoleum with full military rites by American Legion Post 15. Visitation will be from 4-9 p.m. Friday.